Cold Chicken Quinoa Avocado Salad

This is a summer-favorite of my family. It has a great fresh flavor and is so easy for a weeknight meal. The avocado is a fun alternative to a mayo dressing. Serve alone, on top of lettuce, or in a whole wheat pita.



Step: 1

Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool quinoa to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

Step: 2

Mix mashed avocado, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth.

Step: 3

Combine quinoa, chicken, tomatoes, and scallions in a bowl; add avocado dressing and toss to coat.


Per Serving: 311 calories; protein 24.6g; carbohydrates 17.7g; fat 16.5g; cholesterol 56.8mg; sodium 83.6mg.

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